When you see flashing police lights flagging you down, it rarely means something positive it about to happen.
But for one teen in California, it signalled the beginning of a big life improvement.
Jourdan Duncan, 18, was walking home late one evening when he was stopped by a police officer from the Benicia Police Department.
‘I said, “Uh-oh, I hope I didn’t do anything”,’ Duncan told Inside Edition.
But rather than getting a reprimand, Corporal Kirk Keffer offered the teen a lift home – concerned about him traversing a busy road late at night.
Along the way, Jourdan told him that his car had broken down and that he had no other way of getting to work other than walking for nearly five hours both ways.
Despite saving, most of his money was going towards paying for college tuition and helping out his parents, so there wasn’t much spare cash to go towards getting his car fixed.
The police officer was so impressed by his dedication that he went back to the department and asked whether there were any spare funds to buy a bike.
‘People use (a long commute) as an obstacle not to work,’ the officer said.
‘I wanted to make sure that he understood that a good work ethic and dedication like that is going to be noticed and rewarded.’
Eventually, they managed to find enough money to give Jourdan a bike.
But that wasn’t good enough for Corporal Keffer.
The police department started a GoFundMe page, aiming to raise $5,000 (£4,032) to help fix his car.
So far, they’ve raised over $42,000 (£33,868), which Jourdan has used to buy himself a second-hand Volkswagen – and the rest is going towards his college tuition.
Proof good things do happen.